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David Gu 顾大卫

David Gu 顾大卫

Solicitor Director 首席律师
Accredited Specialist in Immigration Law 认证移民法专家

David Gu is the Solicitor Director of ProActive Legal and has extensive experience in practising in Australia immigration law. David is also a Notary Public in New South Wales.

He is also an Accredited Specialist in Immigration Law by the Law Society of NSW, one of only 50 currently in New South Wales. Even for the whole of Australia, there is currently about 100 Accredited Specialists in Immigration Law in Australia. Prior to the ending of dual regulation of lawyers from the migration agent regulatory scheme on 22 March 2021, David was also a registered migration agent. His former MARN was 1066304.

 

What is an Accredited Specialist in Immigration Law?

In the legal profession, an Accredited Specialist in Immigration Law is a solicitor who has demonstrated high level of competence in Australian immigration law and policies and has been awarded Specialist Accreditation by the Law Society.

To become an Accredited Specialist in Immigration Law a solicitor must complete at least five years of practice with at least three years of extensive experience in immigration law. They are then required to undertake and pass the Law Society’s rigorous oral and written examinations. To maintain Specialist Accreditation, they must undertake on-going training in the area of immigration law, in addition to that required of other solicitors.

 

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Jeffrey Johnson

Jeffrey Johnson

Special Counsel

Jeffrey joined ProActive Legal as a consultant in June 2013 after being employed by Christopher Levingston & Associates for 5 years and earlier by Bartier Perry solicitors for 13 years.  His litigation experience began in 1977, when he was employed in Magistrates Courts Administration.

In 1987, Jeffrey was awarded a Bachelor of Laws with First Class Honours.  After graduating as a lawyer he was employed in the legal branches of the State Pollution Control Commission (which became the Environment Protection Authority) and later the Sydney Water Board.

Jeffrey has been admitted to the Supreme Court (1987) and the High Court (1993) and specialises in commercial litigation and resolution of disputes concerning in particular –

  • Wills and estates
  • Contracts
  • Real estate
  • Environment and planning
  • Marital and de facto relationship property.

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Sean Dong董乃瑞

Sean Dong 董乃瑞

Executive Migration Adviser

Sean is a registered migration agent with more than 10 years experiences and an immigration policy commentator for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). Sean holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Melbourne, a master’s degree in Australian Migration Law and a Master of Laws (LLM) from the Australian National University. Sean is also a member of the Migration Institute of Australia (MIA) and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).

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